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Special Programs

Leadership (0820)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Leadership teacher approval
    • Application
    • Minimum GPA of 2.o
    • Must be approved by counselor
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: 'G' Elective

Leadership is responsible for events on campus, including student and staff recognition programs, assemblies, Homecoming, blood drives, dances, talent show, etc. Leadership students are expected to attend these events as well as dedicate time both inside and outside of class in order to properly prepare for these events. In addition, students will have weekly academic assignments, including reading, writing, and project-based, focusing on the pillars of leadership. Students should be motivated, independent, social, and work well with others. Students will learn to be leaders as well as reliable teammates. To be considered for the Leadership class, students must complete an application and submit letters of recommendation. The Homecoming Chairs, Class Officers and ASB Executive Board Officers will be elected and enrolled in the Leadership class as well. All selected Leadership students will be required to attend introductory meetings at the end of May, stay in communication over the summer, and will participate in Leadership events and activities 2 weeks before school starts. The goal of the Leadership class is to instill and ignite Cougar pride in each and every student and staff member at HMBHS!

 

Peer Helpers (0989)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Peer Helper teacher approval
    • Application
    • Minimum GPA of 2.o
    • Must be approved by counselor
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

Peer helping operates under the belief that all students have something positive to contribute to school climate and when empowered to use these skills, more students are being served on a social emotional level. Throughout the course of the year students will develop leadership, listening, decision making, communication and basic counseling skills that will be put to practice through peer to peer counseling, student lead workshops and meditations which will add another level of support and intervention available to all students on campus. Through the training, students will also become more self aware, be able to facilitate conversations with their peers on identity, familial and social struggles that may be impacting academic and emotional well being. Peer Helpers will not only work with individual counseling, they will also focus on creating and facilitating psycho-education workshops in the classroom and through campus. Peer Helpers will be working closely with Counseling for consultation.

 

Student Aides:
Teacher’s Aide (1999)
Office Aide (1998)
Library Aide (0002)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Department, Counselor, and Admin approval
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Attendance at 92% or higher
    • Student must be in good standing
    • Contract with supervisor/teacher
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
    • Students may count no more than 20 service credits toward the 70 credit elective requirement for graduation
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None
  • Students are given grades of Pass/Fail

Student aides are responsible for a variety of tasks which vary based on the setting served and may include data entry, filing, organization, assisting in physical education classes, and other clerical duties. Office aides are responsible for running passes, helping to run the front desk, greeting visitors, answering phones & taking messages, and assisting office personnel in anyway necessary. Aides are imperative to the staff and must be responsible, trustworthy, and dedicated to their positions. It is a privilege to serve as an aide and thus, this position requires a contract with the adult supervising the student; this contract clarifies expectations and responsibilities. If interested in being an aide, the student should discuss the possibility with the potential supervisor before scheduling classes with their school counselor.

 

Community Service/Service Learning
All students are required to participate and receive credit for Community Service (also known as Service Learning). There is one form requiring completion that is necessary to participate in the program. This is available in the library and on the forms section of the HMBHS website.
To participate in the program, students must:

  • Arrange an interview for a volunteer position once they’ve been referred by the school or someone in the community.
  • Submit to your Social Science teacher a completed Agency and Student Contract form which includes the non-profit agency contract along with a signed parent release/transportation section.
  • Submit a timesheet signed by the person-in-charge to your Social Science teacher when all hours are completed.

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 35 hours of Community Service as a requirement for graduation. Students may perform their Community Service any time during their high school career; however, it is recommended that students begin long before their senior year so that they can include it on their college and scholarship applications.

 

Home Hospital Teaching
The Home Hospital Teaching Program is designed for students who are unable to attend regular school because of an illness, injury, or other special circumstances for a period of two weeks or more. Each pupil is allowed one hour of instruction for each day that school is in session.

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